HOUSTON (May 29) — The latest effort in the 15-year history of championing Houston-area children’s charities had the Deacons of Deadwood Motorcycle Club donating $12,000 to Addi’s Faith, a Kingwood-based foundation dedicated to eradicating childhood cancer while simultaneously supporting families caring for a child in treatment.
“The support we have received from the Deacons of Deadwood Motorcycle Club through the years has been a true blessing to us, the kids we serve, and the families who are dealing with a really tough time in their lives,” said Amber Bender, co-founder of Addi’s Faith. “These wonderful and giving men work tirelessly year-round at raising funds to help kids and we are proud to be one of their charities.
“Caring for a child with cancer is emotionally and financially draining and more and more parents come to us for help each year. Thanks to the incredible generosity of the Deacons, we can offer assistance to many more families in their time of need.”
“It was wonderful to have Amber and her staff join us at our latest meeting,” said Geoff Seaman, club president. “Having lived through a tragedy herself, Amber knows first-hand what families have to deal with when they have a child battling cancer. Her own experiences have made her so passionate about helping others.
“The guys really have taken a personal interest in the mission of Addi’s Faith. We participate in their events each year and they are quick to help us when we need assistance with our fundraisers. It’s been a wonderful relationship, one we hope continues until a cure has been discovered.”
Inspired by a little girl’s courageous battle with brain cancer, Addi’s Faith Foundation is working to end childhood cancer. By funding critical pediatric research, AFF ensures advancements are made towards less toxic, yet more effective treatments. AFF also provides emotional and financial support to parents caring for a child with cancer. A 501(c)(3) charity, AFF has distributed more than $1 million since its inception in 2007.